Jamie Harper is a theatre director and play designer. Jamie Harper studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and trained on the Directors’ Course at LAMDA. Jamie is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in Performance at Newcastle University. Recent game work includes Migrations of Cool (Arebyte Gallery); Washing Machine (Baltic 39); Moving Up (Serpentine Galleries); I Declare At My Own Risk (Turner Contemporary) and The Lowland Clearances (Camden People’s Theatre). Directing credits include The Hundred We Are (Hobo Theatre at The Yard); Archipelago (Hobo Theatre at Camden People's Theatre); Hunger (Hobo Theatre at E5 Bakehouse); Heaven in Berlin (Hobo Theatre at Testbed1); The Return of Colmcille (Derry, UK City of Culture Festival); La Turista: Cafe Duende (Hobo Theatre at Morito Tapas); Roundabout (Hobo Theatre at The Bush); The Wolf (Network Theatre); Invasion! (Tooting Arts Club - Time Out Critics' Choice); Our Town (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Beyond the Pale (Southwark Playhouse); A Real Humane Person Who Cares and All That (Arcola); Invisible Storms (Cock Tavern - Time Out Critics' Choice); Sound Dust (Theatre 503) The Six-Days World (Finborough); The Things Good Men Do (Lyric Hammersmith); The Vanek Plays (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Infant (Old Red Lion); A Lie of the Mind (BAC). Awards include the Northern Ireland Arts Council Tyrone Guthrie Bursary, the JMK Directors’ Award, the National Theatre Cohen Bursary for which he was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and a Winston Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship to research game design at the University of Miami. He has recently been selected to participate in Zecora Ura's 2015 DRIFT International Residency for interactive media artists.
Elien Hanselaer works as an actor and theatre-maker in United Kingdom and Belgium. She studied acting at School of Arts/KASK (Belgium) and East 15 acting school. In September 2018, Elien started an artistic, practise-based research on actor-actor connection at Queen's University Belfast. The research looks at how performers connect, how they can connect better and what kind of different theatre can be made from a radically changing methodology based on co-performer empathy. Elien focusses on the feminine aspect of theatre, seeking ritual, spirituality and community in her work. Actor credits include Afropean (KVS); Europe in autumn (Malpertuis), Blue on Blue (Moya productions); The Hundred We Are (Hobo Theatre at The Yard); King Lear (Dash Arts); Heaven in Berlin(Hobo Theatre at Testbed1); The Judgement (Odin Teatret); La Turista: Cafe Duende(Hobo Theatre at Morito Tapas); Pic-Nic (Les ballets c de la b and KASK); Zwijn/Zwaan (NTGent and KASK). Directing credits include Witt'n Camp, Fighetta (Vesta) , Gat (Lhommmm), Velo (KASK). You can find a portfolio here. Elien was awarded the Northern Bridge award to fund her research in co-performer empathy in 2018. Besides theatre, she is involved in butoh dance and Argentine Tango which have a strong influence on her own shows.
FOUNDERS Hobo was founded by Jamie Harper, Hugo Thurston and Tiffany Wood:
Hugo Thurston, Producer/Actor Hugo Trained as an actor at The Poor School. Theatre includes The French Lieutenant's Woman (National Tour), Quartermaine's Terms (National Tour), A Slight Ache (The Gate), and Friends Uninvited (Esk Valley Theatre Company). He was a founder member of Humphrey Carpenter's Mushy Pea Theatre Company with writing and acting credits on Babes (Shaw Theatre) and Mr Majeika (Chipping Norton Theatre). He was also a founder member of Toughpoint Theatre Company, formed to fulfill a commission from the Oxfordshire Health Authority to produce a touring adaptation of Diary of a Teenage Health Freak. More recently he joined Sturdy Beggars Theatre Company and produced the highly successful Princess Ivona and The Wolf (both at Network Theatre). For Hobo Theatre he has produced Roundabout (Bush Theatre); La Turista: Cafe Duende (Morito Tapas); Heaven in Berlin (Testbed1) and Hunger (E5 Bakehouse).
Tiffany Wood, Writer/Actor Tiffany Wood read English at Durham University and later trained in Paris with Philippe Gaulier where she studied devising, writing and directing, as well as performing. In 2004 Tiffany and her writing partner were awarded the Sunday Times Playwriting Award for their play Shaking Cecelia, which went on to tour Europe. Tiffany has extensive experience of devising and collaborative theatrical creation, with credits for En Masse Theatre Company and London Quest. Tiffany is currently working on a screenplay with her writing partner, and has two stage plays in development. She has recently completed an MA in Playwriting at Goldsmiths College. For Hobo Theatre, Tiff has written Roundabout, the company's debut show at the Bush Theatre in 2012.
And... We've also been fortunate to work with lots of other talented folk including:
Designers Florence McHugh, Moi Tran, Alice Hodge, Emma Robinson and Bern Roche Farrelly Lighting Designers Fridjthjofur Thorsteinsson and Josh Pharo Sound Designers Josh Richardson and Marianna Roe Musicians Andrei Ionescu and Ollie Pash Production Managers Ria Samartzi and Sam Gosling Movement Director Alexandra Baybutt and Fight Director Rebecca Perret Actors: Katherine Manners, Karen Archer, Sally-Anne Badger, Jack Blackburn, Eleonora Cuciarelli, Meredith Bartmon, Harriet Layhe, Amelie Edwards, Rob Taylor-Hastings, Hayley Adams, Barry McStay, Harriet Green, Brendan Jones, Mariam Haque, Hilda Peter, Bogdan Silaghi, Marco Petrucco, Laura O'Keefe, Sophie Brittain, James Barbour, Alin Balascan, Catherine Rowney, Emma Connell, Ida Bonnast, Simon Yadoo, Violet Ryder, Richard Atwill, Rhian Marston-Jones, Alina Serban, James Meunier, Ian Bailey, Annabel Capper, Boris Mitkov, Heather Nimmo, Luke Shepherd, Amelia Sweetland, Adam Bellamy, Natasha Vieira, Laurie Harrington, Chloe Todd, Rosie Abraham, Helen Liggat.....plus lots of others who helped with workshops...thank you all!